Bruce Robertson, Legendary All Blacks Player Passes Away at 71
Bruce Robertson was a true icon in All Blacks rugby history and after news of his passing broke social media was filled with tributes to this great player. Fans have long had questions regarding what happened to Bruce Robertson, but after conducting thorough research we can confirm that his passing was caused by a long battle with an illness. While his family have not released specifics of said illness that caused it, they did release a statement saying he passed peacefully with family around him.
Tributes For Bruce Robertson Continue To Pour In
Many have taken to social media in tribute of All Blacks great Bruce Robertson. A tribute read: “RIP @AllBlacks legend Bruce Robertson.”
Aaron Lawton, Chief Executive of Counties Manukau Rugby Football Union issued a statement mourning Bruce’s passing as one of Counties Manukau’s great All Blacks. We express our deepest condolences.” Bruce left an indelible mark at our union and would have been immensely proud to watch his grandson Jadin don his jersey last year. We are working closely with Bruce’s family in planning a service at Navigation Homes Stadium and will release details shortly.”
Funeral arrangements have yet to be determined for Bruce Robertson; our website will provide updates when possible.
The Prince of Centres. What a player. Imagine him on today’s grounds with the synthetic ball. Our greatest midfield player. Absolute class on and off-the-field. RIP @AllBlacks legend Bruce Robertson.
— Doug Golightly (@DougGolightly) May 13, 2023
RIP Bruce Robertson, at the top table of All Black centres. Remembered for many things, including his principled stand in not playing against the 1981 Boks.
— Sports Freak (@Sportsfreakconz) May 13, 2023
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As we continue to mourn his passing, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time.